“Rarely have I heard the hostility of the sea evoked as eerily as in [Mark Elder’s] polished account of Debussy’s La Mer”. The Observer, on the Halle’s Prom July ’06.
“The Hallé are resplendent under Mark Elder, with ravishing colours and finely etched detail…”
4th May 2007
“...further evidence of the Hallé’s renewal under Elder: a performance that glitters with luminous detail, and some really refined playing...Matthews provides a completely re-imagined context for the Preludes, and they’re beautifully played in a recording that allows every new texture to radiate colour and detail.”
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